Data Center Efficiency Label
The Data Center Efficiency Label awards energy efficiency and environmental compatibility awards for data center infrastructures and their IT infrastructures. The basis for awarding specific criteria is the entire energy flow from the time of recording to the time of output, including the recyclability of the output energy (e.g. heating system for other buildings). The award criteria for the IT infrastructure are based on actual technological excellence and effective IT use (workload). Both the data centre infrastructure and the IT infrastructure specific criteria are expressed as a minimum value to be achieved for a given award level, where the value is a combination of the two. The label deals with environmental and ecological changes that are critical to the growth of consumption and are published by various research institutions.